Sucker Punch Review

Published by: Geek Myth on 22nd Apr 2011 | View all blogs by Geek Myth
When I saw the trailer for Sucker Punch, the geek within had a joygasm, but when I read the reviews he died just a little.  With a metacritic score of 33 (out of 100), I was ready to write off Sucker Punch as a rental.  Then it occurred to me that spectacle is what the movie is about, and spectacle is meant to be seen on the big screen.  Therefore, with that mindset I went to see Sucker Punch with a friend, and visually it does not disappoint.  I don't know what the budget for the film was, but I bet every dollar of it is on the screen.  A sword fight with three giant samurai vs. one girl, a dragon, and hordes of robots are just a few of the set pieces one can look forward to in Sucker Punch.

Unfortunately, the story and characters are rather disappointing.   Characters are given names like Baby Doll or Blue and usually have one defining characteristic, but nothing to make them truly distinguishable from each other.  The script is the biggest let down.  You know when you watch a movie, you see this truly despicable character and, you just know they're going to get their comeuppance?  Sucker Punch is all set-up and no pay off in that respect, sort of like a, well sucker punch.

The movie is not as bad as the professional reviews made it out to be and is worth seeing for the impressive display of visuals, but it does have more than a few issues stemming from its script and horribly named characters. 





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